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What is Opposing Viewpoints?
Ever been in class, talking to friends, or scrolling through the news and come across a heated debate on a topic that you don't know that much about? Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to start. It takes controversial topics and highlights the main points, then pulls relevant articles, statistics, news, and more that work as good examples of both sides of the argument.
What is TOPCAT?
TOPCAT is our library catalog. You can search here for books, magazines, course reserves, DVDs, textbooks, and other items that we hold in our physical collection (i.e. things you can come pull off the shelf and check out). We also have some of our e-content in TOPCAT, but not all.
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What is Ebook Central?
This is our main ebook vendor and you'll find over 140,000 ebooks across all different disciplines here. You can download ebooks or view them online, and they're all keyword searchable. Ebook Central is user friendly and easy to navigate.
Search Google Scholar
Why use Google Scholar?
Google Scholar takes some of the guesswork out of your research. Instead of wondering if the article you're reading is scholarly or comes from a reputable source, Google Scholar makes sure of it. You still have to do some legwork, but the quality of the information you have to work with is much higher. This is a great place to start academic research when your instructor says you need to find scholarly articles.
Use the barcode number (starts 4505) on your student ID for both the username & password to access e-resources from off campus.
Use the tabs to find resources for your class.
Your library liaison is: Sara Shutkin
Let's start with a brief survey
Use this handout to determine if an article is considered scholarly: Is it a scholarly article or isn’t it?
To find more information and scholarly articles about "Mindfulness Strategies," do searches on Google Scholar, Opposing Viewpoints, or Academic Search Premier. You can access these databases via the Databases A ot Z list.
Here is a link to it: https://www.alverno.edu/library/databasesatoz.php
To get started finding information, try some of these topics in your search. There are many more; a librarian can help you.
Use Credo Reference for credible sources and background research.
BRAIN: Using Your Brain to Evaluate Information (from Shasta College)
We Want Your Opinion
Please complete a short survey about information resources.
Your library liaison is: Larry Duerr
Search this local newspaper for stories on Milwaukee and Wisconsin businesses and sustainability. Note: The newspaper's archive is searchable for the past year.
This local public radio station has a reporter specializing in environmental issues.
Organizations on the Web
Remember to be cautious with information from a web page. Take some time to learn more about the author or the organization who created the content. See if you can determine who else is linking to the site.